Suez ship partially refloated but bow remains stuck – video

A vast container ship blocking the Suez canal in Egypt for almost a week has been partially refloated, but the vessel’s bulbous bow – or front end – is still stuck at the canal’s edge.

Dredgers, excavators and tugboats worked throughout the weekend fighting changing wind conditions and the tide to dislodge thousands of cubic metres of sand caked around the 400-metre-long Ever Given ship, managing in the early hours of Monday to first move it, then pull it free. Further tugging operations will resume once the tide rises later on Monday